Advisory Committee is scheduled to review a new slate of
proposed designs Feb. 16 for two of the five America the Beautiful
quarter dollars to be released in 2017. The panel had rejected the
previously proposed designs for the two quarter dollars.
At its Oct. 7 and 8, 2015, meeting, the CCAC rejected all the U.S.
Mint’s 14 proposed designs for the Effigy
Mounds National Monument quarter dollar in Iowa and the eight
for New Jersey’s Ellis Island, part of the Statue of
Liberty National Monument.
spokesman Michael White said the CCAC will review 27 proposed Effigy
Mounds designs, which will include the previously rejected 14 designs
as well as the 13 new contributions from the Mint’s engraving staff and Artistic Infusion Program artists.
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The CCAC will also review 15 designs for the 2017 Ellis Island
quarter dollar. Of the 15 designs, 13 are completely new, and of the
remaining two, one is from the previous review and the other is the
design the Commission of Fine Arts recommended at its Oct. 15, 2015, meeting.
The CCAC did recommend at its October meeting, however, proposed
designs for 2017 quarter dollars for the Frederick
Douglass National Historic Site in the District of Columbia; Ozark
National Scenic Riverways in Missouri; and George
Rogers Clark National Historical Park in Indiana.
The Commission of Fine
Arts at its Feb. 18 meeting will review designs for the same two
programs, although it already recommended a design for one of them. At
its Oct. 15, 2015, meeting, the CFA also rejected the proposed designs
for the Effigy Mounds coins, but did make recommendations for the
Ellis Island coin as well as the other three 2017 quarter dollars.
The CFA is scheduled to review not only the 27 proposed Effigy
Mounds designs, but also the 15 Ellis Island designs.